MANCHESTER – Exceptionally spacious at just over 5,000 square feet; ideal for a large family, thanks to 10 rooms including four (or five) bedrooms; and sited on five private acres directly opposite Augusta Golf Club and less than a mile from Lake Cobbossee, here is one of Central Maine’s finest homes, in one of the region’s most desirable locations.

Quality-built in 1988, the home has been scrupulously maintained, and updated in the most important respects, such as systems. And the kitchen – custom, with Corian surfaces, and stainless appliances including wall ovens, massive SubZero refrigerator, gas range, and built-in microwave. There’s even a huge new wait-until-you-see-this sunroom, with skylights in its cathedral ceiling, a pretty Palladian window, and French doors out to a large patio and beautiful back yard.

The dining room, with classic china closet and chair rails, and the living room, with its own floor-to-ceiling built-in, and a brick-and-tile, wood-burning fireplace, are at the front of the house. Floor-plan flexibility is an asset: There’s a study-library that works will as a bedroom; a room-sized breakfast “nook” off the kitchen; and an extra-large, carpeted family room with an abundance of built-ins.

Upstairs, the bright west-wing bedroom makes a perfect studio (and indeed was one until recently). There are two full suites: the master, whose elegant bath has a jetted tub, on the first floor; and “second master” above. In addition to three full baths, there are two half-baths (surely a boon to family life).

The basement adds 621 feet of finished space (included in the total above). Beyond a very nice recreation room, there’s tons of workshop/storage space. The attached two-garage has walkup storage above, and there’s an additional, detached two-vehicle garage.

The home at 88 Pond Road, Manchester, is listed for sale at $549,000 by Bill Sprague of Sprague & Curtis Real Estate in Augusta. Taxes are $8,750.

Please visit to enjoy a virtual tour. For more information or to schedule a viewing, please contact Bill at 623-1123, 458-0555 or at [email protected].

The Central Maine Home of the Week is produced by the Marketing Department of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel. Virtual tour by Mitchell Morrissette, Locksley Consulting.

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